Four Developmental Benefits of Dramatic Play

Four Developmental Benefits of Dramatic Play

Posted on September 10, 2015 by Ladybug Child Care Center

According to experts, dramatic play is any type of play where “children assign and accept roles and act them out.” This means that whether your child likes to pretend to be a doctor or wants to be a mechanic working on their big wheel, they’re engaging in dramatic play.

But dramatic play is about more than just play. In fact, there are four developmental benefits of pretend play, including:

  1. Intellectual – Dramatic play is known to help children solve problems, negotiate, organize, and plan.
  2. Physical – Most play also increases motor development, strength, and coordination (depending on the activity).
  3. Social – Social development means being able to share, take turns, cooperate, negotiate, and handle disappointment when it happens.
  4. Emotional – Emotional developments might include feelings of protection, a sense of self, and individuality as well.

At Ladybug Child Care Center, we focus on dramatic play, making our facility a great location for your “little bug!”

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